Pelicans vs. Kings Prediction
Will tonight's game between the Pelicans and Kings be a high-scoring affair in Sacramento at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Kings are 5.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans, while the over/under currently sits at 201.5 points. As of this writing, neither the side nor the total have moved off the original number set by oddsmakers.
PELICANS KEY TRENDS: The Pelicans have been a poor bet of late, failing to cover the spread in eight of their last 10 games overall. They're also just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games versus Western Conference foes and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games coming off a loss. They are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest as well.
KINGS KEY TRENDS: The Kings haven't exactly been a great play either, failing to cover the number in four of their last five games, but at least they're 6-2-1 at the betting window in their last nine home games. They're also 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games versus Western Conference foes and are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 home games following a road trip of seven or more days.
OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in 13 of the last 18 meetings between these two teams and should do so again tonight. The over is also 11-2 in the Kings' last 13 games when playing a team with a losing straight up record and 10-1 in the Pelicans' last 11 games versus opponents from the Pacific division. The over is 8-2 in the Pelicans' last 10 games coming off a loss, is 7-2 in their last nine games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and is 23-8-1 in their last 32 games versus Western Conference foes as well.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: PELICANS/KINGS OVER 201.5